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Delegation is an important skill for managers to have. Successful delegation not only allows you to make the best use of your time and skills, it also helps others in your team to grow and develop their skills.

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Delegation - Sink or Swim

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.

Aims:
• To introduce participants to the subject of delegation.
• To explore what constitutes effective and ineffective delegation.
• To consider best practice when delegating.
• To identify some pitfalls to avoid when delegating.

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Time:
The exercises in this module can be completed within 40 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 60 minutes to complete the module.

Aims:
• To introduce participants to the subject of delegation.
• To explore what constitutes effective and ineffective delegation.
• To consider best practice when delegating.
• To identify some pitfalls to avoid when delegating.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 15 participants.

Useful For:
Team Leaders and managers.

You'll Need:
• Plenty of blank sheets of A4 paper.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
There is a Remote Delivery version of this module available in Trainers’ Library.

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Delegation is like Lego…

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 45 minutes.

Aims:
• To understand why we delegate.
• To understand how to delegate effectively.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 15 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 30-45 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To understand why we delegate.
• To understand how to delegate effectively.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• A supply of Lego, with at least 15 large pieces for each team of 3-5 participants.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
There is a Remote Delivery version of this module available in Trainers’ Library - Building an Understanding of Delegation.

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Effective Delegation

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 120 minutes.

Aims:
• To agree the important principles of effective delegation.
• To review and learn from the experience of being delegated to.
• To recognise potential barriers to delegation.
• To prepare a checklist for effective delegation.
• To identify tasks that can’t be delegated.
• To plan for delegation.

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Time:
The exercises in this module can be completed within 60 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 120 minutes to complete the module.

Aims:
• To agree the important principles of effective delegation.
• To review and learn from the experience of being delegated to.
• To recognise potential barriers to delegation.
• To prepare a checklist for effective delegation.
• To identify tasks that can’t be delegated.
• To plan for delegation.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Supervisors and junior managers.

You'll Need:
Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
A useful discussion based exercise that encourages participants to really think about when to delegate, why to delegate and when not to delegate.

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The Wedding Planner - A Time Management Exercise

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 55 minutes.

Aims:
• To highlight the importance of time management.
• To introduce some of the key aspects of effective time management.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed within 35 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 55 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To highlight the importance of time management.
• To introduce some of the key aspects of effective time management.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Staff up to junior management.

You'll Need:
Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
We have suggested running this exercise as a group exercise using flipcharts. If you prefer you can ask participants to complete the exercise individually. The handout includes a blank task list they can use to schedule and plan their time if working alone.

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Handout
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With Authority Comes Freedom - Introducing Tannenbaum and Schmidt

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 90 minutes.

Aims:
• To understand the importance of delegating authority appropriately to other colleagues.
• To introduce the Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum as a method of deciding what levels of authority to delegate.

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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 55 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 90 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To understand the importance of delegating authority appropriately to other colleagues.
• To introduce the Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum as a method of deciding what levels of authority to delegate.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Those who have responsibility for other staff, or who will do very soon.

You'll Need:
• One set of cards for every team of 2-3 participants.
• Blu-tack.

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